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Spot On is a series of community conversations designed to illuminate the major themes of selected plays in Northern Stage’s main stage season. Featuring artists, academics, community leaders, and inspirational figures you will want to hear from, these conversations are curated to spark resonant dialogue among our community members. Conversations take place prior to a Sunday afternoon performance: talks begin at 3 PM and end at 4 PM and are followed by receptions in the Roesch Family Lobby with light snacks and beverages.
Spot On conversations are free and open to the public, but you must reserve your seat by contacting the Box Office at or by calling (802) 296-7000.
2019-20 Spot On Series:
A Doll’s House, Part 2 – September 29, 3:00-4:00 PM
What makes A Doll’s House, Part 2 the most-produced play in America? Fast-rising dramaturg Sarah Lunnie, who worked with playwright Lucas Hnath on the original Broadway production of A Doll’s House, Part 2, will sit down with BOLD Associate Artistic Director Jess Chayes to talk about her process of shepherding new plays and what makes a successful work of drama in today’s world. Reception to follow.
Jordan – October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM
How much do we really give away online? Cybersecurity expert V.S. Subrahmanian, who currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth College, will sit down with Jordan Director Jess Chayes on Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 PM to talk about the real-world implications of Jordan‘s mysterious hacker.
King Lear – January 26, 3:00-4:00 PM
What brings a man to stand in front of his three daughters and ask who loves him the most? King Lear is a story of two dysfunctional families, and of dangerous dynamics many of us may recognize. Uncover the fascinating themes that make King Lear one of our most enduring stories with David S. Leong: the only person in the United States who is a certified conflict resolution trainer and a certified fight master. 
Citrus – March 1, 3:00-4:00 PM
From a Dartmouth senior fellowship project to a professional world premiere at Northern Stage, Citrus  has been on an incredible journey. Playwright and Costume Designer Celeste Jennings and Director JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell will discuss with BOLD Associate Artistic Director Jess Chayes will discuss the process of bringing this choreopoem from the page to the stage.